Making things is a great activity. Having friends is great. Making things with your friends? Probably one of the best things ever.
That's why I was happy to hear about Ashlee and Leann, who have started a Facebook group called Military Wives Crochet-A-Long. Ashlee and Leann met when their husbands were stationed at a military base and became friends. When Ashlee learned to crochet from her grandmother, she passed on the favor to Leann. Crocheting together became their craft of choice, and they missed their time together when they moved to separate states. And then, Military Wives Crochet-A-Long was born! The Facebook group is for military spouses and children of service members who crochet, or who are interested in learning. Ashlee kindly sent me some pictures of one of their meetups, and I must say that this looks like a fun group.
And look at that adorable hat on that adorable baby!
And there's a crocheted owl hat! And I spy an afghan in the left corner! These folks seem fun and productive.
If you're a military spouse who loves crochet and is interested in joining the group, let me introduce you to Leann.
|Leann and her husband at the Marine Corps Ball.|
She writes, "[Military Wives Crochet A-long] is a closed group for spouses to come and meet up and work on crochet projects together. Ashlee and I are co-admins of the page and work very hard to make it a fun environment and encourage those who are new to crochet and to answer any crochet questions the girls may have! Our goal is to have one pattern donated a week for the year so we can have new projects to work on. It also benefits the person who donated the pattern to the group because we promote their page throughout the whole week to our group."
If you're a designer who wants to share a pattern with these nice crafters, you're going to email Ashlee.
|Ashlee with her husband at the Marine Corps Ball.|
If you're a military spouse interested in crochet, I would definitely encourage you to get to know these nice women in this group. In light of how often many military families have to move and adapt to new people and surroundings, this seems like such a great way to join a crafting community.